Originally Posted by Cryptonomicon
Just curious about reselling - perhaps that's how it stared for all of you as well ....
Anyway if I assume a "typical" small reseller being effectively a one man shop with a bit of advertising.
How busy does it get ? How many new accounts would you be adding a day and how much time do you spend fixing user problems - or is small (one man) reselling just a no go - as soon as you add users you need a full time support team.
To Answer your Questions,
You can start out as a reseller but that does not give you full control of your server you may be limiting yourself, I am not saying you can't do it but that is not the way I started my company. I started with a vps, It gives a bit more control over what you can allow and not allow.
a One man shop can have hundreds of small low bandwidth and low space clients that require almost no support to just a couple clients that need more support it truly depends on who you target.
There is never a known fact as to how many clients you will add a day that is all based on advertising and such. So no one can truly tell you how many customers your company will get per day.
Within a month of my company starting I gained over 10 clients. Advertising in different forums, locally and telling my friends and family about the service. I still gain a few clients a day I love it.
If you have any questions you can always pm me or contact me at my website.